Sustainable Designs

How to Design your Balcony for your Lifestyle

Hi Blogging World! Sorry I've been MIA, but I have a good excuse....it's summer! Sunshine and warmth are rarities in Seattle, so I'm soaking up all I can during these summer months. I've also been pretty busy with life. I've started a new job and I'm also moving to a new apartment in a few… Continue reading How to Design your Balcony for your Lifestyle

Sustainable Designs

Six Ways to Make Your Apartment Your Own

If you're single, young, or just love living in the city, chances are you rent an apartment. Growing up, I had fantasies of moving to a hip apartment in the city:  lofted, brick walls, hardwood floors, and subway tile. I'm sure many people had this same fantasy. TV shows and movies glamorize this idea of what… Continue reading Six Ways to Make Your Apartment Your Own

Sustainable Designs

The Beauty of Built-Ins

Aside from the common misconception of Interior Design being all about picking out paint colors and fabrics, designers focus on a lot of problem solving, which utilized both creative and analytic abilities. One of the challenges of Interior Design is finding a balance between beauty and practicality when it comes to storage. So how do designers approach this… Continue reading The Beauty of Built-Ins

Natural Living

Six Simple Tricks to a Healthy Home

In today's society, we are embracing a culture that is focused more and more on healthy living. This is primarily seen in the increase of health food options and rise in activities such as yoga and crossfit. Juice bars and yoga studios are exploding in popularity, and even the media is taking part, campaigning slogans such… Continue reading Six Simple Tricks to a Healthy Home

Natural Living

Eight Design Tricks to Use When You Don’t Have a Headboard

One of the main tips to decorating a bedroom is that you should have a headboard. You may have passed without one in college, but if you want to have a dreamy bedroom, you HAVE to have a headboard. Why is this so important? It's just a headboard. The bed is the largest and most… Continue reading Eight Design Tricks to Use When You Don’t Have a Headboard

Natural Living

Five Ways Composting Can Improve Your Life

    One of the reasons that I love Seattle so much is the environmental pride that this city has. Grocery stores don't offer plastic bags, and instead encourage you to bring your own reusable ones. City parks aren't just patches of grass with benches, but natural oasis of giant sequoias and redwoods. It's an… Continue reading Five Ways Composting Can Improve Your Life

Natural Living

20 Eco Gift Ideas for under $20

  Around this time of year I typically avoid the department stores and shopping outlets. Working at a corporate retail store for over six years has sort of ruined me from ever wanting to shop at these places for the holidays...or ever for that matter. We as a society have gone overboard in Capitalism at… Continue reading 20 Eco Gift Ideas for under $20

Natural Living

Twelve Eco Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! If you happen to be hosting Thanksgiving this year, you've probably spent a good deal of time figuring out what you're cooking for this fall feast. Food is half of hosting challenge though. The other half is creating a special space for your guests. A space that feels warm,… Continue reading Twelve Eco Thanksgiving Decorations

Sustainable Designs

The Room by Room Guide to Decorating your Studio Apartment on a Budget

Your first apartment...freedom, confidence, excitement....lack of space. Most likely, if you're an urban millennial and moving into your first apartment, a studio apartment is all you can afford. You may bypass the minimal square footage at first, because the excitement of living on your own, in a big city no less, overshadows this issue. After the… Continue reading The Room by Room Guide to Decorating your Studio Apartment on a Budget